German tuner/automaker unveils new 750 HP CTR 3 with a longer wheelbase and new body made of galvanized steel.

German tuner/automaker RUF has unveiled the new third generation CTR 3 with a host of improvements.

First revealed in 2007, the upgraded CTR 3 comes with a longer wheelbase than its two predecessors, accommodating a new mid-engine position instead of the previous rear engine design, and has a complete new body made of galvanized steel. The supercar is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8 liter boxer unit producing 50 PS (37 kW / 49 bhp) more than the previous generation. Total output is now 750 PS (552 kW / 740 bhp) at 7,100 rpm and has 960 Nm (708 lb-ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm. RUF, with over 30 years of experience in turbocharing boxer engines, has fitted each turbocharger with its own intercooler located in front of each rear wheel.

The gearbox in the CTR 3, a sequential-shift six-speed transmission, is transversely mounted and has a new design too.

The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration clocks in the same at 3.2 seconds while the 0 to 200 km/h sprint (125 mph) takes 9.6 seconds. Top speed increases by 5 km/h to 380 km/h (236 mph).

The CTR 3's construction consists of both a space-frame and modular tubular frame and comes with the RUF Integrated Roll Cage.

Wheels are forged aluminum with 255/35/ZR19 tires wrapped around the 8.5 x 19 rims at the front, and 335/30/ZR20 tires mounted on 12.5 x 20 rims at the back.

For the interior, RUF offers a variety of finishes in leather and Alcantara as well as an aluminum gear-shift lever and a speedometer that reads up to 260 mph (418 km/h).

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